Back in 2015, a Rhodes College Professor in Tennessee became the target of ISIS death threats. Imam Yasir Hadhi claims that he was a target when he stood out publicly against the radical type ideology that ISIS supposedly uses to make all Muslims seem violent and bad. He also claimed a video was chopped up and edited to make him appear as though he hated Christians as well. This of course was blamed on “right-wing radicals.”
So here is a man who has the access and ability to indoctrinate our youth via college and is blaming two completely different groups for both hating him and supposedly railroading him simultaneously. Things that make you go hmm, right? Well, it appears as if he really is radical and hates all Christians. Who knew!
As reported in 2015 by Inside Higher ED :
ISIS has declared that a Rhodes College professor — a key figure in American Islam — is an apostate who deserves to be killed. The call came in an article in Dabiq, the magazine of the extremist Islamic group ISIS.
It attacks Muslim leaders who have criticized the recent murder of the people who worked at Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine. “There is no doubt that such deeds are apostasy, that those who publicly call to such deeds in the name of Islam and scholarship are from the du’āt (callers) to apostasy, and that there is great reward awaiting the Muslim in the Hereafter if he kills these apostate imāms…”A New York Times Magazine profile of Qadhi in 2011 described him as “the rare Western cleric fluent in the language of militants, having spent nearly a decade studying Islam in Saudi Arabia, steeped in the same tradition that spawned Osama bin Laden’s splinter movement. Arguably few American theologians are better positioned to offer an authoritative rebuttal of extremist ideology.”
But the article noted how difficult a role this is — even for someone with Qadhi’s credentials and following. In 2011, several right wing groups dubbed him a radical and posted a video in which Qadhi says that various statements he made were spliced together to imply that he regularly insulted Christian people. (Qadhi published a post explaining the context of these various statements and how they meant very different things than what the Web critics said was the case, and clarifying that he in fact respects people of different faiths than his own.)